Striking the Balance: the impact becoming a parent has on working life, employment and career

The Striking the Balance report outlines the challenges that working parents in Northern Ireland face today, and explores the real impact that becoming a parent has on a person’s employment, working life and career prospects.

The findings clearly highlight the difficulties parents face in combining work with family commitments and show that there is still much work to be done by employers, government and other organisations to help working parents create a suitable work-life balance.

The findings are based on a survey of 4,200 parents from across Northern Ireland.

A summary of the key findings can also be viewed in our short executive summary report.